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Breakthroughs in Universal Protection at the UN: Country Investigations, Thematic Investigations, Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Initiative for a High Commissioner

  • Bertrand Ramcharan
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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

van Boven pushed for the development of universal, uniform standards of implementation of human rights treaties by all member States of the UN. Whereas, Hammarskjold’s took the UN from a ‘talking shop’ to an organization of action, it may be said that that Theodoor van Boven took the human rights programme of the United Nations into the era of responding to gross violations of human rights.

Keywords

Development of special procedures Protection of indigenous peoples rights Human rights defenders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Ramcharan
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  1. 1.Airlie MountAlythUK

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